Taiwanese Man Set Up 11 Phones On A Bike For Pokemon Go

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Taiwanese Man Set Up 11 Phones On A Bike For Pokemon Go

Have you ever seen those people on Pokemon Go community days that carry around more than one phone to maximize their ability to catch rare Pokemon? Those people are thinking small time. The real hardcore take it to 11.

Chen San-yuan has become a celebrity in Taipei for attaching multiple phones to his bike as he rides around the city. Affectionately known as Uncle Pokemon to locals, Chen's picture was posted to Reddit earlier this month after he was interviewed by a local news station. Until then, Chen did not even know he was particularly well known.

Pokemon Go does require a connection for the phone and Chen isn't riding around with a hotspot for all 11 phones, so this Pokemon journey is costing him about $1290 a month. But considering it is keeping him healthy and helping to stave off Alzheimer's, it seems worth it.

Taiwanese Man Set Up 11 Phones On A Bike For Pokemon Go

about X hours ago from
Taiwanese Man Set Up 11 Phones On A Bike For Pokemon Go

Have you ever seen those people on Pokemon Go community days that carry around more than one phone to maximize their ability to catch rare Pokemon? Those people are thinking small time. The real hardcore take it to 11.

Chen San-yuan has become a celebrity in Taipei for attaching multiple phones to his bike as he rides around the city. Affectionately known as Uncle Pokemon to locals, Chen's picture was posted to Reddit earlier this month after he was interviewed by a local news station. Until then, Chen did not even know he was particularly well known.

Pokemon Go does require a connection for the phone and Chen isn't riding around with a hotspot for all 11 phones, so this Pokemon journey is costing him about $1290 a month. But considering it is keeping him healthy and helping to stave off Alzheimer's, it seems worth it.

New Zelda Tribute Album Loses The Ocarina, Adds Healthy Dose Of Metal

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New Zelda Tribute Album Loses The Ocarina, Adds Healthy Dose Of Metal

The Legend of Zelda's massive following and consistently stunning soundtracks make it a frequent source of inspiration for gaming musicians. We covered a bluegrass cover of Skyward Sword's iconic theme a while ago, but a new album is now getting in touch with Link's more hardcore side.

The Temples is a new album from Ro Panuganti, and features eight tracks that manage to be atmospheric while still encouraging some serious head-banging. The songs, all tributes to Ocarina of Time, mix metal and prog-rock influences to form a surprisingly listenable compilation (even if, like me, you're not typically a fan of the genre). 

The album is available on bandcamp, Spotify, and iTunes. Now is the time to start campaigning for its inclusion in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate soundtrack.

New Zelda Tribute Album Loses The Ocarina, Adds Healthy Dose Of Metal

about X hours ago from
New Zelda Tribute Album Loses The Ocarina, Adds Healthy Dose Of Metal

The Legend of Zelda's massive following and consistently stunning soundtracks make it a frequent source of inspiration for gaming musicians. We covered a bluegrass cover of Skyward Sword's iconic theme a while ago, but a new album is now getting in touch with Link's more hardcore side.

The Temples is a new album from Ro Panuganti, and features eight tracks that manage to be atmospheric while still encouraging some serious head-banging. The songs, all tributes to Ocarina of Time, mix metal and prog-rock influences to form a surprisingly listenable compilation (even if, like me, you're not typically a fan of the genre). 

The album is available on bandcamp, Spotify, and iTunes. Now is the time to start campaigning for its inclusion in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate soundtrack.

New Wreck-It Ralph Sequel Trailer Looks At Fast Cars And Fun Princesses

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New Wreck-It Ralph Sequel Trailer Looks At Fast Cars And Fun Princesses

Wreck-It Ralph: Ralph Breaks the Internet takes the animated movie out of the realm of video games and into the world of internet jokes and Disney licenses. Check out the short but cute trailer below.

There's more than a little Fast & Furious in the trailer and we also get to see Vanellope’s further interactions with the other Disney princesses. Wreck-It Ralph: Ralph Breaks the Internet will attempt to break the theaters on November 21.

New Wreck-It Ralph Sequel Trailer Looks At Fast Cars And Fun Princesses

about X hours ago from
New Wreck-It Ralph Sequel Trailer Looks At Fast Cars And Fun Princesses

Wreck-It Ralph: Ralph Breaks the Internet takes the animated movie out of the realm of video games and into the world of internet jokes and Disney licenses. Check out the short but cute trailer below.

There's more than a little Fast & Furious in the trailer and we also get to see Vanellope’s further interactions with the other Disney princesses. Wreck-It Ralph: Ralph Breaks the Internet will attempt to break the theaters on November 21.

Video Explores How Octopath Traveler's Music Plays On Nostalgia

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Video Explores How Octopath Traveler's Music Plays On Nostalgia

Octopath Traveler doesn't shy away from its inspirations. The turn-based combat, character classes, and pixel-art designs are all firmly rooted in classic JRPGS like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy. However, as evidenced by the many modern graphical filters layered on top of its pixels, the game plants one foot firmly in the present even while emulating the past. In our review, we said that it feels like "a game from an alternate timeline."

YouTube channel Game Score Fanfare tackles this apparent contradiction in a new video focusing on Octopath's orchestral soundtrack. Through a detailed analysis of how composers created themes for 16-bit JRPGs, the video demonstrates that simple melodies and specific instrumentation can evoke a powerful emotional response from the player.

Mathew Dyason, creator of Game Score Fanfare, was one of the creators we talked to in our feature on Patreon-funded YouTube channels. Check that piece out here.

Video Explores How Octopath Traveler's Music Plays On Nostalgia

about X hours ago from
Video Explores How Octopath Traveler's Music Plays On Nostalgia

Octopath Traveler doesn't shy away from its inspirations. The turn-based combat, character classes, and pixel-art designs are all firmly rooted in classic JRPGS like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy. However, as evidenced by the many modern graphical filters layered on top of its pixels, the game plants one foot firmly in the present even while emulating the past. In our review, we said that it feels like "a game from an alternate timeline."

YouTube channel Game Score Fanfare tackles this apparent contradiction in a new video focusing on Octopath's orchestral soundtrack. Through a detailed analysis of how composers created themes for 16-bit JRPGs, the video demonstrates that simple melodies and specific instrumentation can evoke a powerful emotional response from the player.

Mathew Dyason, creator of Game Score Fanfare, was one of the creators we talked to in our feature on Patreon-funded YouTube channels. Check that piece out here.

Ninja Says He Doesn't Stream With Women Because It Causes Too Much Gossip

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Ninja Says He Doesn't Stream With Women Because It Causes Too Much Gossip

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, a man on top of the world as perhaps the biggest Twitch streamer out there, says there's a reason you don't see him streaming Fortnite with women.

Speaking with Polygon, Blevins revealed the reason he doesn't stream himself playing Fortnite with female streamers is because it invites far too much gossip and "clickbait" articles. “If I have one conversation with one female streamer where we’re playing with one another," Blevins told Polygon, "that is going to be taken and going to be put on every single video and be clickbait forever."

Twitch viewership can be slightly more intimate affair for the people who do it, at least compared to many of the people who cover games in various other ways. There's a feeling that you're slowly familiarizing yourself with the person you're watching, and many streamers give off a welcoming attitude that gives viewers an itch to get to know them and ask questions about their personal lives. So when big-time streamers show themselves playing with each other viewers begin to ask: what is their relationship? And when it comes to men and women streaming together, the question becomes: Are they dating?

Ninja Says He Doesn't Stream With Women Because It Causes Too Much Gossip

about X hours ago from
Ninja Says He Doesn't Stream With Women Because It Causes Too Much Gossip

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, a man on top of the world as perhaps the biggest Twitch streamer out there, says there's a reason you don't see him streaming Fortnite with women.

Speaking with Polygon, Blevins revealed the reason he doesn't stream himself playing Fortnite with female streamers is because it invites far too much gossip and "clickbait" articles. “If I have one conversation with one female streamer where we’re playing with one another," Blevins told Polygon, "that is going to be taken and going to be put on every single video and be clickbait forever."

Twitch viewership can be slightly more intimate affair for the people who do it, at least compared to many of the people who cover games in various other ways. There's a feeling that you're slowly familiarizing yourself with the person you're watching, and many streamers give off a welcoming attitude that gives viewers an itch to get to know them and ask questions about their personal lives. So when big-time streamers show themselves playing with each other viewers begin to ask: what is their relationship? And when it comes to men and women streaming together, the question becomes: Are they dating?